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How do I get rid of wrist pain, which probably is carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Not so fast

First off wrist pain per se is not a typical symptom of carpal tunnel.
So first we need to confirm the diagnosis. Many patients present thinking they have carpal tunnel because that is such a prevalent diagnosis, when in fact they have other symptomatic conditions. As to wrist pain, need more detail to be of help. Acute/chronic? Trauma related? Where on the wrist? What have you tried? Etc..

In brief: Not so fast

First off wrist pain per se is not a typical symptom of carpal tunnel.
So first we need to confirm the diagnosis. Many patients present thinking they have carpal tunnel because that is such a prevalent diagnosis, when in fact they have other symptomatic conditions. As to wrist pain, need more detail to be of help. Acute/chronic? Trauma related? Where on the wrist? What have you tried? Etc..
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology

In brief: Splint

The first thing i recommend when i suspect someone has carpal tunnel is the use of a splint, that holds the hand straight on the wrist - wrist support or neutral position splint.
Worn at night for sleep, it will often stop people from waking up with wrist pain. Naproxen or Ibuprofen might also help; don't take them for more than a few days, and don't take them if they cause stomach pain.

In brief: Splint

The first thing i recommend when i suspect someone has carpal tunnel is the use of a splint, that holds the hand straight on the wrist - wrist support or neutral position splint.
Worn at night for sleep, it will often stop people from waking up with wrist pain. Naproxen or Ibuprofen might also help; don't take them for more than a few days, and don't take them if they cause stomach pain.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Splint?

Things you can do yourself include.
Using a wrist splint. Short course of anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen if pain is bad. Make sure your keyboards have wrist rests. Beyond that, consider seeing your doctor.

In brief: Splint?

Things you can do yourself include.
Using a wrist splint. Short course of anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen if pain is bad. Make sure your keyboards have wrist rests. Beyond that, consider seeing your doctor.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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